Kathmandu: Nepal Govt., in a bid to avert brawls among climbers has decided to deploy a team of security officials at Everest base camp. Last year fight erupted between European mountaineers and a group of Sherpas at 24,508ft. Although that dispute was eventually resolved, officials say Everest’s slopes are becoming more crowded.

Nepali officials say the new office will function as a hub for security and information. It will help climbers in distress, clean the mountain and enforce climbing rules. More than 3,000 people have scaled Mount Everest since it was first conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.